An indication that even then the benefits of this therapy were strongly acknowledged can be seen in Egyptian tomb art work dating from around 2000BC.
This depicts a scene of the giving and receiving of foot massage.
It was not until 1913 that Dr William Fitzgerald introduced this therapy to the West.
He found that the application of pressure to one part of the body could create a response in another.
Zolensky (NASA Johnson Space Center, USA) and Monica M.This encourages the person’s own healing systems to be activated to maintain wellbeing.Reflexology is a gentle healing art which dates back to ancient Egypt and China.With ever increasing levels of stress, it is important people take more responsibility for their own health care needs.Reflexology helps us to cope on a physical, mental and emotional level thereby encouraging us to heal and maintain health in all areas of our lives.